Today, we’re delving into a captivating dialogue with Dulce Orozco, a therapist with a remarkable journey and a passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). I first met Dulce a year ago at the South Shore Conference for Women, and we hit it off immediately. Both coming to America after years abroad, we had a shared story in many ways, but it differed in others. I wanted to share those stories with you.

🌟 A Journey into Self-Compassion:

The conversation kicked off with a profound exploration of self-compassion. Dulce emphasized the power of being kind to oneself and the transformative impact it can have on our lives. She shattered the myth that seeking help is a sign of weakness, encouraging us to embrace our vulnerabilities as stepping stones to personal growth.

I think for me, when I consider my own healing journey, it all began with onions. I was cutting onions when I heard my inner child, the angry voice telling me I was a loser or some such. And I asked her, what’s wrong? Are you ok? I love you? And it changed everything. Exercising compassion for ourselves is the most vulnerable thing we can do. When you engage fully, bring tissues.

🌍 Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations: Confronting Our Biases:

One of the standout moments in the podcast was when Dulce addressed the often-uncomfortable topic of biases. She stressed the importance of acknowledging our biases and the discomfort that accompanies them. It’s a crucial step toward understanding, learning, and fostering empathy.

🏢 Inclusivity in Corporate Spaces:

Beyond her work as a therapist, Dulce is on a mission to make corporate environments more inclusive. Her partnership with corporations, colleges, and groups revolves around DEI initiatives. Her approach prioritizes creating spaces where every individual can thrive, dismantling barriers, and championing diverse voices in leadership roles.


This podcast episode with Dulce Aureusco was more than just a conversation; it was a journey into the heart of growth and inclusion. Dulce’s commitment to personal development, mental health, and the well-being of women of color is nothing short of inspiring.

So, whether you’re sipping your morning coffee, taking a leisurely stroll, or simply relaxing at home, be sure to tune in to the full podcast episode. It’s a treasure trove of insights and “aha” moments that will leave you with a renewed sense of self-compassion and a deeper understanding of the power of empathy.

Dulce’s story and wisdom remind us that growth and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are paths to a more compassionate and harmonious world.

Get To Know Dulce

Assisting people of color and from immigrant families ready to Improve their relationship with themselves to see new perspectives so they can create new realities honoring their magic and uniqueness.
Dulce Orozco is a Latina Immigrant Therapist and speaker; she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Massachusetts. Dulce’s why is love, she wants her daughters, everyone she works with, and everyone on planet Earth to spend more time living in love than living in fear.

She loves to co-create safe spaces where we can thank fear and explain that we don’t it at this time, so we can give ourselves the chance to see new alternatives. Because of her personal and professional experience working in private practice, community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, and counseling centers, she is fascinated by culture’s role in mental health and how we perceive ourselves. As a result, she creates safe spaces to talk about complicated but critical topics. She has presented at Google, Association of Latino Professionals for America, Merrimack College, The City of Cambridge, Love your Magic, GitLab, and Amundi among other places. Dulce’s first language is Spanish, and she is also fluent in English and Portuguese.

Dulce’s work has been recognized at and she was one of the Amplify Latinx 2023 Honoree Advancing Latina Leaders.

Dulce was born and raised in Venezuela and has been living in Massachusetts since 2001. She has two young daughters who constantly remind her how to enjoy the present prioritizing play. She loves being a student and is usually learning something new.

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